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Symposia and Lectures

Joel Greenberg

Joel Greenberg
On Contested Ground: The Changing Nature of the Prairie Forest Ecotone

Saturday, September 19, 2:00–4:00 pm

When the first Europeans arrived at the southern end of Lake Michigan in the 1670s, they encountered a rich and diverse landscape carved by the last great push of the glaciers. The entire area was a great ecotone where the prairies competed with forests.

Joel Greenberg, author of A Natural History of the Chicago Region and Of Prairie, Woods and Water, takes a look at how this area has changed over the course of the last 300 years. Much has been lost, some has been saved, and there are steps that can be taken to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the natural beauty that remains.
$25 (Members $20)
Register by September 11

Members of Chikaming Open Lands receive a 20% discount with a discount code; please call Fernwood or the COL office to receive the code.


Greenberg’s books will be available for purchase and he will sign books following the lecture.

A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
Of Prarie, Woods, and Water: Two Centuries of Chicago Nature Writing
A Natural History of the Chicago Region
A Birder's Guide to the Chicago Region by Lynne Carpenter and Joel Greenberg


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